G2 Esports

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G2 Esports
G2 Esportslogo square.png
Team Information
Location: Spain Spain
Coaches: Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool
Website: http://www.g2esports.com/
Sponsor(s): Kinguin
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Youtube: G2 Esports
Facebook: G2 Esports
Team Subreddit: /r/G2eSports
Twitter: G2esports
Sister Team (Current): G2 Vodafone
Created: 2015-10-15
Current Roster
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G2 Esports is a Spanish team. They were formerly known as Gamers2. They currently compete under the name G2 Kinguin in representation of their sponsor Kinguin.


2016 Season

G2 Esports rebranded from the name Gamers2 in October 2015, after qualifying for the EU LCS. In addition to rebranding, the team changed several positions in their roster: from Smittyj, Kikis, PerkZ, Jesse, and Hybrid as their qualifying roster, G2 Esports moved Kikis to top lane and add Korean players Trick and Emperor. Their roster quickly rose to prominence and recognition in the LCS, consistently tied for first place after each week, sometimes with H2k and sometimes also with Vitality, until the end of the split when they held first place with sole possession. With a quarterfinal bye, the playoffs also saw them strong, as they defeated both Fnatic and Origen 3-1 to win the season and secure an invitation to the Mid-Season Invitational.

Going into MSI, G2 Esports were seen as a favorite not to win, but to come in second place to the Korean representatives SK Telecom T1.[1][2] However, the team lost their first four games of the round robin and ultimately finished in fifth place, ahead of only SuperMassive eSports, and out of playoff contention - importantly, this placement meant that Europe would miss out on a Pool 1 Seed at Worlds. In a statement published partway through the second day of play, G2 stated that their players had taken vacation time after a "rigorous Spring Split."[3] Emperor later stated that there had been an internal conflict within the team one day prior to the start of the event.[4]

These several factors - their performance compared to expectations, the far-reaching impact of their result harming the European region as a whole for Worlds seeding, and their statement seeming like a poor excuse - resulted in the organization receiving significant backlash from the community and sparked a debate with varied opinions on the matter from different people.[5][6][7][8]


  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Expect Ki Dae-han (기대한) 01 Top 2017-11-10
Current Official Residency South Korea Trick Kim Gang-yun (김강윤) 02 Jungle 2017-11-10
Current Official Residency Croatia PerkZ Luka Perković 03 Mid 2019-11-19
Current Official Residency Denmark Zven Jesper Svenningsen 04 AD 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Spain mithy Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez 05 Support 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Spain Send0o Rosendo Fuentes 06 Sub/Top 2017-11-01
Current Official Residency Denmark Visdom Benjamin Larsen 10 Sub/Support 2017-11-15

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Sweden Amin1 Amin Mezher Jungle Germany Smittyj PGL LotR Season 1 - Playoffs
France Yuuki602 Florent Soler AD Netherlands Hybrid
1 Amin subs in as Jungler while starting Jungler Kikis subs in as Top laner for Smittyj.
2 Yuuki60 subs in as AD carry while starting AD carry Jesse subs in as Support for Hybrid.


C ID Name Role Next Team
Bulgaria Unlimited Petar Georgiev 05 Support
Poland Kikis Mateusz Szkudlarek 01 Top Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 04 AD LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming
Netherlands Hybrid Glenn Doornenbal 05 Support Origenlogo std.png Origen
Sweden Tornell Christoffer Tornell 06 Sub/Top Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Denmark Jesse Jesse Le 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Germany Smittyj Lennart Warkus 01 Top Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Kikis 18 UOLlogo std.png  14 UOLlogo std.png  18 G2logo std.png  50 0 50

Trick 18 G2logo std.png  18 0 18

PerkZ 18 G2logo std.png  18 0 18

Emperor 9 TDKlogo std.png  18 G2logo std.png  18 9 27

Hybrid 18 G2logo std.png  18 0 18

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.



C ID Name Position
Spain ocelote Carlos Rodríguez Santiago 11 Founder/Owner/CEO
Germany Jens Jens Hilgers Co-Owner
Denmark z1n0 Jamie Bach Chief Operating Officer
Poland Lothar Jakub Szygulski Chief Gaming Officer
Netherlands YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool 11 Head Coach
Belarus Sharkz Alexey Taranda 11 Assistant Coach
United Kingdom Duffman Christopher Duff 11 Head Analyst
Denmark sarah Sarah Youssef Sales and Business Development Assistant
Portugal MIRAA Luís Mira Content Manager
Poland krys Krystian Jaroszynski Head of Business Development
Spain Writz Jacobo Ramos IT Manager
Denmark Canoodle Nanna Bøgedal Social Media & Community Manager
Romania Mihai Mihai Cojocaru Graphic Designer
Spain Christian Christian Baez Financial Manager


C ID Name Position Next Team
Spain Bull Luis Rivera Manager
United Kingdom JammeH Jamie Morgado Operations Manager

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-08-28 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 Splycelogo std.png Splyce $ 50,000
2016-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Summer Season 10-8-0 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-05-08 MSI logo.png A55th 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 2 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 1 Origenlogo std.png Origen $ 50,000
2016-03-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 15 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-15 A33rd PGL Legends of the Rift S1 0 : 2 Milllogo std.png Millenium $ 5,000

Highlight Videos


  • 2016



See Also

External Links


  1. The Mid-Season Invitational Power Rankings espn.go.com
  2. MSI 2016 Power Rankings lolesports.com
  3. Club statement about MSI 2016 g2esports.com
  4. G2 Emperor Post on Facebook !! reddit.com
  5. Soaz regarding reddit criticism on G2 reddit.com
  6. PerkZ on G2's lack of MSI prep: 'We decided...taking that vacation would be maybe better for us' youtube.com
  7. MonteCristo on G2's statement about MSI 2016 youtube.com
  8. Thorin's Thoughts - G2 and the Practice Problem (LoL) youtube.com
  9. Vacation is over. youtube.com
  10. G2 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  11. G2 eSports and Kikis Part Ways "g2esports.com"
  12. The Revolution Is Here g2esports.com
  13. Announcing The Team Dignitas LoL Roster team-dignitas.net
  14. Jesse's Tweet twitter.com
  15. G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com